Contributed by Brent Williams on Jun 7, 2001
The Train and the Boy
I would like to tell you a story about a man named John Griffith. John was the father of an 8-year-old boy during the 20’s and 30’s. John was very fortunate during those times, because he had job. John loved his son very much. He was the apple of his eye.
Contributed by Rick Stacy on Mar 8, 2002
BURIED IN THE DEEPEST SEA
Several years ago Rick Stacy baptized a man in Lake Superior.
It was late October and about 9:00 PM.
Rick had been talking with Myron and his wife about accepting the Lord as their personal savior and sealing that decision with baptism into Jesus.
Contributed by Rick Mccarley on Apr 30, 2002
FORGIVE US OUR DEBTS...
A pastor friend recently told the true story of one of his church members, an attorney, who after meditating on several scriptures, decided to cancel the debts of all his clients that had owed him money for more than 6 months. He drafted a letter explaining his decision
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 9, 2002
In 1962, the Sawi people of New Guinea still lived in relative isolation. They were head-hunting cannibals. Their culture could not be more different from that of Don and Carol Richardson, and yet this missionary couple attempted to share Christ with them. In fact, two rival Sawi
Contributed by Darrell Jones on Mar 1, 2003
A minister tells the story of a preacher who asked a man why he did not join the church..The reply was that the dying thief did not join the church and he was saved. "Well," said the minister, "if you do not belong to a church, perhaps you help by supporting missions?" "No," said
Contributed by Rodney Killam on Apr 18, 2003
Max Lucado (as found in his ‘God’s Inspirational Promise Book’, but written for his book, ‘In the Eye of the Storm’), told this fictional story of an angel trying to find another way for salvation:
“He looked around the hill and foresaw a scene. Three figures hung on three crosses. Arms
James S. Hewett, former pastor of Saratoga (California) Presbyterian Church shares this story: “A little boy and his father were driving down a country road on a beautiful spring afternoon. Suddenly out of nowhere a bumblebee flew in the car window. Since the little boy was deathly allergic to
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Mar 31, 2008
SOMEONE ELSE IS PUNISHED
There was once a movie called The Last Emperor. A young child was anointed as the last emperor of China and lived a life of luxury with 1,000 servants at his command.
He was once asked by his brother, "What happens when you do wrong?"
"When I do wrong, someone
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 14, 2008
North American and British rock and pop stars are more than twice as likely to die a premature death as ordinary citizens of the same age according to the Journal
THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS LIKE A HOME
The father and son never could get along. The boy was constantly in trouble and the father was harsh in his attempts to correct him.
F: What have you done this time?
S: What difference does it make? You always take the other side no matter what I say.
Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Jul 14, 2008
Some EARLY SETTLERS were traveling together across the western prairies of the United States. One day they were horrified to see a fire fanned by strong wind coming their way.
As the flames raced closer and closer, one man, to the amazement of the others, set fire to a large patch of grass
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 23, 2008
THE LAW SHOWS YOUR STAINS, BUT DOESN’T CLEAN THEM
The late, J. Vernon McGee said: "There must be shedding of blood for sin. You have a mirror in your bathroom, which is a picture of the law, and there is a basin underneath the mirror. You do not wash yourself with the mirror; it only reveals the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 31, 2008
HE TOOK THE LASHES
Cliff Barrows tells of the time his two young children did something wrong. Although they were gently warned, they repeated the offense and needed to be disciplined. Cliff's tender heart was pained at the thought of having to punish the ones he loved.
So he called Bobby
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Sep 19, 2008
Jesus Took Our Place At Calvary
A man named Goho rose to be chief of the tribe. He was a good man, and far wiser and advanced in understanding than his fellow tribesmen. The year he became chief, the tribe brought in 40 heads. He judiciously suggested that the tribe use one head each year as a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 9, 2008
In 1962, missionaries named Don and Carol Richardson went to New Guinea to bring the Good News of Christ to a group of people known as the Sawi. The Sawi was a headhunting, cannibalistic tribe who used the skulls of their victims as pillows. He wrote a book about his experience
Contributed by Timothy Darling on Oct 23, 2008
When Jesus was tortured, it was the torture that should have been ours. On a very small scale, we all understand this principle. Imagine a young boy at the store counter. He is buying a small piece of candy. The clerk rings it up and it comes to 20¢.
He reaches in his pocket and pulls out a pile
Contributed by Jesse Bennett on Nov 19, 2008
THE GOLDEN CHAIN
When Adam sinned in the garden he condemned all of his children to death. When Adam walked the earth without sin, heaven and earth were connected...man walked with God, Angels could be heard singing, heaven was very near—connected, if you will, by a Huge Golden chain. When Adam
Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Dec 21, 2008
Mary Had The Little Lamb
Mary had the little Lamb, who lived before His birth;
Self-existent Son of God, from Heaven He came to Earth. (Micah 5:2)
Mary had the little Lamb; see Him in yonder stall—
Virgin-born Son of God, to save man from the Fall. (Isaiah 7:14)
Mary had the little Lamb,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2008
WHOEVER GETS THE SON GETS IT ALL
The story is told about a wealthy man and his only son - both of whom loved to collect rare works of art! They had everything - from the late great Andalusian-Spanish painter, draughtsman, and sculptor, Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973) to the late great Italian
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 31, 2008
On February 16, 1989 the lives of George and Vera Bajenksi of Ontario, Canada were changed forever. It was a very normal Thursday morning. The phone rang at 9:15 a.m. There was an accident involving their son Ben. As they approached the intersection of Adelaide and Simcoe Streets near